All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
She always gets a part
Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
I'm glad I'm married because I'm never dating again.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“This wire can cut through flesh and bone easily.”
There is a large canvas bag on the floor. It is tied with rope. Inside it, a living thing moves violently.
Before Audition descends into a maelstrom of hallucination and shocking violence, it moves along placidly as a domestic melodrama in the vein of Ozu or Sirk. The premise is skeevy, of course: Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), seven years a widower and living with his teenage son, is encouraged by both his son and his friend, Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimara), to venture back into the dating world. Yoshikawa—winner of the Mel Gibson gender relations award—suggests that Aoyama find his new bride by staging a fake casting audition for the lead role…
Hoop-Tober #1: September of Darkness, The bleeding edge
This film is a truly proof that sound and images can be truly a hell; and Miike did a convenient hell in all conventions, dimensions and courage as a sledgehammer hits his audience in the skull and squeezing in our brain; the heart get stabbed and the mind meltdown; destroying and obliterating all the sense; the eyes and the ears and even the touch. It’s a very delirium experience and ultra sensory work. An auditory nightmare. A violent knock on the soul.
And the film begins with a grief; a very melodic music plays, almost melancholic a father and son look sadly to a woman dying in the bed; the gloomy sadness…
Following Haneke’s Funny Games and Lynch’s Lost Highway, Audition was Takashi Miike’s contribution to a small movement of unsettling cinema in the late 90s as well as his international breakthrough.
Miike is comparable to Haneke in the moments where his action is filmed naturalistically without music or ominous lighting. In the scenes where he does use manipulative techniques his style is contrapuntal, televisual even, bizarrely playing out like a romantic drama. The film has many notable Lynchian qualities in its second half, with a skilful play between nightmare and reality. The momentary glimpses of the horrors to come are mysterious, even on repeat viewings, and the snippets of terror retain a sense of dread in the build up to the…
An immaculately construed nightmare that isn't an easy watch and leaves viewers to form there own conclusions, this is a must see film for fans of the horror genre.
Ryo Ishibashi stars as Aoyama, a widower who has raised his son alone since his wife passed seven years ago. Although he is a good father he hasn't really moved on since his wife's death and it isn't until he's urged on by his son that Aoyame decides he would like to re-marry. Un-sure how to go about meeting women, he speaks to his friend Yoshikawa, a film producer who talks him into holding a fake audition/casting for a film so that he can whittle down potential partners before choosing one…
Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike is known to stir up controversy with his film's graphic content, and this is perhaps his most disturbing. Yet, at the same time, it is tame and slow-paced compared to something like Ichi the Killer (2001). But it quickly descends into gruesome, grotesque madness; the final act will exhaust even the strongest stomachs. Although, what some might mistake for tasteless, torture-porn violence is nothing of the sort. Miike's patient plotting and tender treatment of his tortured characters hints at the ultimate terrors in store for us.
A middle-aged widower, Aoyama, decides to conduct an audition to find his ideal women. He is immediately smitten by Asami Yamazaki, she is quiet and mysterious. Aoyama's friend, Yoshikawa,…
Gotta admire the ol' switcheroo that gets pulled here....it goes a good 45 minutes without even hinting that it might be a horror, and not a slightly cheesy romantic dramedy, but after that it becomes pretty fucking clear, and fast. I'm a squeamish guy, so one brutal scene in particular was very tough to watch, but it didn't feel gratuitous....I'm not cut out for that kinda shit though, I'm just glad it didn't go any further! There was a couple of other excellent, disturbing scenes, and that girl is just very unsettling to me. Very effective film, would be interesting to see it with someone who knows nothing about it at all.
I really love it when films suddenly change genres during the movie. The first hour and a half of this film is about a man who is trying to remarry years after the death of his wife. In the last fifteen minutes the film turns into one of the most disturbing horror films ever. While some may find most of the film boring or slow, I think that that slow build up to the ending is what generates all of the suspense. Nothing scary is happening for the most part but you just know it isn't going to end well. A scene near the end felt convoluted and confusing, but for anyone who isn't squeamish Audition is a must watch horror film.
A romantic comedy, that ends in horror.
While i enjoyed the horror, not a fan of the other part. Still an essential watch in my opinion. Gore looked like a snuff film,
tsdpt 918 2016
actor: Ryo Ishibashi as Shigeharu Aoyama
character: Asami Yamazaki by Eihi Shiina
A man sets out looking for happiness by finding the perfect woman to remarry, after the sad passing of his wife seven years ago.
What's that you say?
Sounds like a lovely heart-warming movie?
Seriously though, this movie is probably one of the most terrifying and disturbing movies I've ever seen. Solid performances from the two lead roles and terrific pacing, makes this a must watch for all you horror fanatics.
Be warned, this movie may put you off dating ever again.
A surreal portrayal of desire, fantasy, and trauma unlike anything I've ever seen, or care to see again.
Oh boy will this make you wince. Well particularly the last 25-30 minutes or so.
I wished more was explored with Asami, but we wouldn't want to pull down the curtain.
The constant dreamlike doors this man barges through were surely the best part. Nervous editing that transitions after every drop of sweat from the face.
The ending credits provide such a satisfying song, perfecto.
Part of the afterhours club.
Tacky Mikey wants to make you uncomfortable
The prior review is bs. This shit is beautiful. But fuck man, the needles tho.
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